Origin won't open? Don't worry, you're not the only one who's facing this problem, actually many windows users are facing the same issue after the last update, and it can be fixed by following these few easy steps. We've listed below all the potential solutions to the problem faced by many users. Significant causes of such problems are a glitch in the origin updater or corrupted cache files, distorted temporary files, or issues with the core origin files.
The application must be updated regularly to avoid any problem. Cache files should be categorically cleaned from time to time for the better and smooth running of the software. Temporary hidden files might create some issues very rarely; hence they must be sought after from time to time. We have tried to cover every cause in the solutions mentioned below.
4. Run the program compatibility troubleshooter.
5. Delete all the origin's cache files from your system.
6. Update the graphics driver to its latest version.
7. Uninstall and then reinstall origin software.
You do not need to try all the solutions that are mentioned above, try one at a time until you get your problem solved.
This problem might be the older version of windows; the application updates need the latest version of the operating system to become incompatible with the older versions; hence you should check whether or not you have updated your windows to the latest version.
Check the availability of updates, press the Windows button on your keyboard, and search for updates. Download the update and restart your computer. If compatibility is an issue, you will be able to run the application on your system after this.
There is a possibility that the software is being updated at the back end, and the software cannot be used while being updated, so wait for the origin client to complete the update and then try to start origin. To check whether it is being updated, open the task manager from the taskbar and search for origin application, and check the network column.
If all your network bandwidth is in the network column, then it is being updated. Please wait for a while and try to re-run the application after it gets updated.
If the problem remains unsolved, then perform a clean boot. Sometimes one problematic software creates problems for other software too; hence clean boot is necessary. Clean boot is a troubleshooting function that allows the user to manually disable all or a few of the software on the system. You need to find the one problematic software and uninstall it from your system, and your problem will be solved.
If the problem is still not solved, then open the system configuration window and enable the services one by one until you find the software that is causing the problem. When you find the erroneous software, uninstall it, and restart your computer.
If the application still does not open them, it might not be compatible with the current windows version, to check whether it is compatible or not follow the following steps.
Right-click on the origin icon and open the properties, choose the compatibility option, and run the compatibility troubleshooter. Click on the try recommended setting option; if it still doesn't work, then click on the second option and use the specified settings for the origin application.
Try to run it with the previous version of windows, disable the full-screen optimization, run the origin program as an administrator. If this process works then, you will be able to open your application from the shortcut itself.
There can be a glitch in the software due to some cache hence trying to delete some specific cache files from your computer systems.
Usually, the updated versions of applications are not compatible with outdated graphics drivers; hence you should check the compatibility of the app with your graphics driver version. The latest version of graphics driver gives better and smoother gaming experience and therefore should be updated regularly to avoid any problem. Outdated graphics drivers can cause multiple such problems; hence it must be updated regularly.
To update your graphics driver, you need to follow the following steps,
If this process cannot update the driver, then you'll have to buy/download directly from the hardware vendor. There are ample websites that offer great quality drivers.
Every application stores temporary files on the memory. Origin applications also store many such temporary data, sometimes these files create problems for the application; hence they must be cleaned every once in a while. These files are hidden by default.
If you have tried all the solutions that are mentioned above and the problem persists, then the problem might be the software itself; hence try to reinstall it for once. Delete all the files and folders of the Origin application and uninstall it from your system.
Delete all the cache files, folders, setup, and all other functions related to the application. Download the latest version of the origin application and restart your computer system and try to rerun it. The app will run smoothly.
Hopefully, one of these solutions will solve the problem.